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So how deep is the river, anyway?

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OK- If all y'all are willing to pee on yourselves, I guess I can too. I've arranged to take an EMT/lifeguard with me since I can't swim. His only condition is that there not be a drought- that would make the river really slow and leave us as a tasty buffet for the local bugs. We'll confirm a few days before the event.

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OK- If all y'all are willing to pee on yourselves, I guess I can too. I've arranged to take an EMT/lifeguard with me since I can't swim. His only condition is that there not be a drought- that would make the river really slow and leave us as a tasty buffet for the local bugs. We'll confirm a few days before the event.
Reed I would like to see you at future car meets. Being that the Delaware River is an average of 40 Feet deep and has a fairly strong current, AND YOU CANNOT SWIM , I suggest waiting on the shore for dinner and a cruise.

I may make the second half of the day, I do not like river or lake water, oceans only for me. It's an OCD thing, DON'T ASK!
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Reed I would like to see you at future car meets. Being that the Delaware River is an average of 40 Feet deep and has a fairly strong current, AND YOU CANNOT SWIM , I suggest waiting on the shore for dinner and a cruise.

I may make the second half of the day, I do not like river or lake water, oceans only for me. It's an OCD thing, DON'T ASK!
I'll be OK. Fat floats.

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hah River that point probably averages waist high.... down to ankle deep! I remember years ago€ there is a spot or two with islands in the middle, and the smaller side is supposed to be very baby rapids... went through there and with the dry spell ended up walking through as the water barely made it over the river stones...

but that was 15 years ago... now with global warming, who knows how deep that water is... or what evil lurks below!

actually... no pollution that high up the river... wasnt deep enough for big boats.

Plus... Ocean is ok?? No sharks or sting rays in the delaware!!

photo set from flickr (searched for it). Check out the rope swing!!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jtd/set...7594048468183/

pic below is delaware water gap... not too deep there


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hah River that point probably averages waist high.... down to ankle deep! I remember years ago€ there is a spot or two with islands in the middle, and the smaller side is supposed to be very baby rapids... went through there and with the dry spell ended up walking through as the water barely made it over the river stones...

but that was 15 years ago... now with global warming, who knows how deep that water is... or what evil lurks below!

actually... no pollution that high up the river... wasnt deep enough for big boats.

Plus... Ocean is ok?? No sharks or sting rays in the delaware!!

photo set from flickr (searched for it). Check out the rope swing!!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jtd/set...7594048468183/

pic below is delaware water gap... not too deep there


OK interesting.. I read the 2nd paragraph of this site: http://www.delawareaudubon.org/action/deriver2.html

I guess depends on the part! I hate river and lake water - too murky. I cannot wait for Early fall I am going to Bermuda. Now that is water!!
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Reed I would like to see you at future car meets. Being that the Delaware River is an average of 40 Feet deep and has a fairly strong current, AND YOU CANNOT SWIM , I suggest waiting on the shore for dinner and a cruise.

I may make the second half of the day, I do not like river or lake water, oceans only for me. It's an OCD thing, DON'T ASK!
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SPAG!! Resist the urge! You do not need a $1200 water proof housing for your fancy schmancy Canon DSLR camera.


well... may be you do!?!

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Actually, it would seem they're not. Here's their FAQ:

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This section is devoted to our most frequently asked questions about anything and everything. Check this out if you have a couple concerns and it’ll probably help. If you still have a question, simply call us and we’d be glad to help.

Q: What should I bring with me?
A: Check out our checklist page to find out what is necessary and suggested. Just remember to bring a bathing suit, old sneakers, and your waterproof camera!

Q: When should I make reservations?
A: At least two days in advance. Groups should reserve at least a week in advance. If you’re a group, check out or early bird page to save. However, we do take reservations all year round, so call today! 1866-Wet-Tube (1866-938-8823)

Q: Are we allowed to bring coolers or alcohol?
A: Absolutely not. Alcohol is completely prohibited for your safety. Coolers aren’t allowed because food is offered on the trip at the midway point, and it will keep the river clean.

Q: How much money should we bring? And do you accept credit cards?
A: Check out our pricing pages to determine how much you will need for your party. Keep in mind that we have a $4.00 parking fee and always bring enough in case of an emergency. Credit cards are accepted, as well as cash.

Q: Do you have kayaks or canoes?
A: Unfortunately, we do not own any canoes or kayaks, yet, but that’s something to look forward to in the near future.

Q: Do you have lockers or a keycheck?
A: We have a complimentary keycheck, which saves you a few dollars! Lock your valuables in a hidden, concealed spot in your car.

Q: What physical shape should I be in?
A: If you can walk, you’re good to go! We have lifejackets if you’re uncomfortable with the water, but the river is gentle and generally slow.

Q: How is the water temperature?
A: Check out our trip planner section to find out the current day’s water temperature and anything else you may need to know. Generally, it’s refreshingly cool...or perfect as we like to call it.

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Actually, it would seem they're not. Here's their FAQ:
Well I guess that mean we can stand almost any where. That's good.

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My son and his girlfriend will even make it...if they get up...
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This idea immediately made me think of Ron White's bit about tubing down a river.
Felt it was time to give this thread a little bump. Here's Ron White:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tst8sIfrNvg

The part about tubing starts at 4:14.

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Be wary... the "dangers of tubing"
http://wcco.com/topstories/local_story_198075508.html

500-Pound Man Rescued After 12 Hours In River
According to the Pine County Sheriff's Office, a group had gone tubing on the river when the tube of a man weighing at least 500 pounds went flat about two miles south of Fox Landing.

After attempted to get out of the water and walk back, the man began having chest pains.

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